ICD-10-CM Code A06
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code A06 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of A06 that describes the diagnosis 'amebiasis' in more detail.
- A06 Amebiasis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code A06 is used to code Amoebiasis
Amoebiasis, also known as amebiasis or entamoebiasis, is an infection caused by any of the amoebas of the Entamoeba group. Symptoms are most common upon infection by Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebiasis can present with no, mild, or severe symptoms. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, mild diarrhoea, bloody diarrhea or severe colitis with tissue death and perforation. This last complication may cause peritonitis. People affected may develop anemia due to loss of blood.
|MeSH Codes:||D000562, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751|
|ICD 9 Codes:||6, 5, 8, 9, 555, 556, 557, 558|
Coding Notes for A06 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Infection due to Entamoeba histolytica
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Other protozoal intestinal diseases - instead, use code A07.-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Acanthamebiasis - instead, use code B60.1-
- Naegleriasis - instead, use code B60.2
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A06 - Amebiasis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A06. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.